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who arery sons. it's something i will take responsible for. >> chris was asked what he would like to say. >> sorry i offended anyone. that is ugly comment. and that is not what i feel in my heart. hopefully, i can learn, and grow from this experience this, situation. >> he knows he dealt witness today but this is going to follow him around for a long time. >> yes. interesting strategy because you know teams would have tried to hide culliver until after the game sunday trying to brush it under the rug a little bit. they brought him out, and to face the music. they had jed york say as an organization this is not something we tolerate. >> i think they all talked with him and decided to bring him out, deal witness now.
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especially when playing for 49ers in the bay area community. this is something they wanted to deal with now. looking forward and get it over w he's going to have to deal with this for a long time. >> yes. moving on, you know stars are in town. you can feel it's getting more crowded in new orleans. and there is a sense we're heading towards something big. among them is beyonce. she will sing live curing that show. and that just what they did in today's news conference. >> that is the way to start the news conference, beyonce,
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as you know came under criticism for lip syncing the national anthem during the inauguration z today, she explained her reasons for using a recording. >> there is live television show and one of my proudest moments. due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk it was about the president and the inauguration. i will be singing live. i will i'm well rehearsed and i will be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> abc 7 news morning reporter tweeted this video as it was happening. and you can fog her at katie.
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i wanted to go see beyonce. >> back with more from new orleans. >> beyonce cano5j( sing there is no doubt about that. thanks a lot. coverage can you remember in this newscast. the bay area man just learned he won niners tickets and is going to new orleans. then arkt 4:50 we'll take you back to the big easy. then wayne freedman takes us on a river road ride. >> turn to abc 7 news after the super bowl. we'll be live on the air with up to the minute looks at how the niners fans are reacting here and in the big easy. >> closing in authorities are merchandise calling efforts operation red zone. in just a week, $330,000 worth
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of counterfeit goods were seized in the bay area. nationwide, 13 million has been seized since this crack down began. it's part of a joint effort involving homeland security. we'll have a live report coming up at 6:00. >> moving on, backwards that is how a report today described the progress police are making with a series of mandatedléh3g reforms.nn >> latest findings show police still have not met 11 of 51 reforms in 2003 original schedule called for reforms to be imthe plemed five years ago. one, officers pointed guns at
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a sleeping 19-month-old child, also failing police for failing to report and investigate misconduct allegation autos a dell gee back in business after a closure because of the noro virus. this deli was shut down and officials say 15 people fell ill in a indicatored event over the weekend. two employees had noro virus. >> the worst thing is that nobody showed symptoms. you can be a carrier without seeing symptoms. now, i've learned. >> this is a contagious cause of illness. >> a judge declared a mistrial took place amounts of the drugge
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while working late. they deadlocked 6-6. >> she said she doesn't use deception, it was right in front of her. and not telling anybody, she could do it freak enqently. >> they instituted new security procedures. the district attorney had to dismiss hundreds of criminal cases processed there. >> investigators spent the day in sunnyvale. a woman died after a fire broke out in a mobile home around 11:30 last night. neighbors called 911 after smelling smoke in this neighborhood. one man bangs on the doors to inside. firefighters found a woman dead in the rear part of the mobile home. >> this we'll continue to
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could do that investigation. >> the coroner working to identify the woman who died. investigators do not expect foul play in this tragedy. . sky 7 shows the damage done by a car plowing into this house. it happened;f.ñ on park bouleva. the driver ended up going to the hospital. no one inside of the home was injured. police are still looking into what caused this crash.y%yjé >> academy of art is a presence in san francisco. their logo could be seen across the city. >> the growth happened with out some of the permits from the city today was the first deadline to remedy that. >> the clock is ticking down for lanld use. the art school is in 41 different buildings but has yet to complete an
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environmental impact report. san francisco planning commission gave the school deadlines which if not met would result in fines totalling $26,000. the school tripled in size from 6800 students to 18,000 in 2011. it has student housing spread across 12 different neighborhoods. the school met one deadline on thursday and expected to meet another today. one bench mark is appointing an academy representative with authority to deal with code violations. the university faces $6500 in fines per day if deadlines are not met. >> san francisco super county is cutting jobwliç, planning to cut up to two dozen positions
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in the south san francisco and san mateo branches. cuts are going to happen as early as july. the county says the budget has been slashed. >> another sunny day. and warmer as deal. >> djs used to say the hits just keep on coming. it was a stunningly beautiful day. no clouds in the bay area, no precipitation jufts sunny skies and mild conditions, temperatures into low to mid-60s. 63 in fairfield. here is a look over next 24 hours, mid evening temperatures ranging from mid-50s to mid-50s. a dmil spots with low temperatures dropping into mid to upper 30s in interior%?
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valleys but will turn mild into afternoon. highs from low 60s to mid to upper 60s inland. but don't expect this to carry changes are coming our way. >> spencer, thank you very much. >> still ahead hackers accused of hacking two newspapers. >> a 6-year-old crying video goes viral. and an nfl player goes to extreme measures to make her dream come true. >> nasa aims set up an aircraft to study it. we'll have that story, still to come. >> taking a look at traffic, you're looking at san
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francisco skyway. very heavy ask cars heading towards us. and sticky for drivers heading and sticky for drivers heading south towards well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good.
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claiming they were hunting for files. the chinese government has denied claims. now, the journal claims hackers were trying to monitor coverage of china not to gain commercial advantage or misappropriate any customer information. >> twitter engineers have been working and service tablets would be -- could be facing a sales slump. >> the site was hit with a second hour in the last 10 days. the service went down this morning before they were able to fix the issue. this is one day before adding enhancements on the site. and some troubling signs about the microsoft rt tab blet. i supply says sales of the
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tablet were lower than the one and a quarter million shipped. pegging sales at 750,000 and return rate reportedly high as well. >> samsung share of the market jumped to 15% in fourth quarter from 7% a year ago. apple saw it's share fall to 44% from 52%. amazon was in third place with 12% of the market. sales set a record with more than 52 million shipped in the quarter, stocks fall skping vestors await jobs report. shares of intel and apple weighing on your bloomberg silicon valley index as well. facebook expanding it's program by launching a gift card service allowing members
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to give cards to their facebook friends, so far, cards can be used for facebook has been looking to get a way to boost revenue n sanivz%ñ francisco, back to you. >> thank you. >> benefit concerts for giants fan injured in that attack in dodger stadium raised nearly $75,000. the third base coach and his band are donating td proceeds from four concerts last week to brian stow and his family. the money will help pay for medical bills for the father two of who suffer aid serious brain injury. stow went back into the hospital because of a large blood clot in his leg. >> spencer is here now. >> keep it short.
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>> that is what producers say. >> whatever you say. >> taking a look now live view from our camera, you can see haze despite the presence of the haze i want to point out air quality is okay. so clouds off shore, but way off shorks no precipitation for our radar to pick up so these are the features chilly inland, mild afternoons with us through monday. and cooler days next week. we'll have cloud weather headed our way. tomorrow, ax>5ll high pattern in place. we do have this to our south, moving into our direction. clouds will arrive in the skies on saturday. they're not bringing rainfall
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our way. just adding a filtered sunshine low temperatures will drop into mid to upper 30s, mainly upper 30s to low 40s around the bay. tomorrow, sunny skies and high temperatures into mid to upper 60s, 65 in san mateo. 66 in mountain view. coast nice and mild. low to mid-60s in downtown san francisco. 62 in the sunset district. mid-60s into the north bay. napa into mid-60s there. highs of 67 in oakland. inland east bay highs into low to mid-60s. 66 in pleasanton. and near monterey bay, 70
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degrees in gilroy. 71 in watsonville. here is the accu-weather forecast. we'll see again, more clouds in the sky on saturday. but not enough to suggest rainfall. kyco groundhog. sunny enough for shadow to be visible. lovely weather outside and here in the bay area. there will be lots of sunshine, high temperatures into upper 60s but mid week more clouds and maybe a slight chance of precipitation. >> can't beat this. >> you can't. >> thank you. >> coming up next a little girl's crush on an nfl player. what he did to make her dream come true. >> and did police go too far when arresting a 7-year-old boy accused÷jj? of robbery? >> taking a look at traffic now, this is mcarthur maze, it's backed up for drivers trying to head on interstate 80 right now.
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jj watt made a little girl's dream come true it started with a video uploaded to you tube. take a look. >> why do you wish you were
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25? >> you want to do what? you want to marry jj watts. >> that is 6-year-old brianna in a video. it's gone viral since it came online. 100,000 have watched it. jj watt from houston texans saw it and took action he d he sent out a tweet trying to find out who he was. -- she was ask he did. he arranged to meet her, brought flowers got down on a knee to prop skbros a ring. >> a ring pop. >> a ring pop, right. he posted a picture to his twitter account yesterday. >> how sweet wh. a darling little girl. >> nice. >> really. chance of a lifetime to go to the super bowl is filled with mixed emotions plus.
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i'll have a live report. >> a hostage situation in alabama a 5-year-old being held by a gunman in an underground bunker. >> i'm michael finney. microwaves in the kitchen and in college dorms but some can sudden catch fire, what you need to know to
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california patrol continues efforts to track down drivers involved in last/y weekend's freeway spectacle in oakland. a very dangerous situation. how serious will charges be once drivers are arrested? >> abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live now wlaitest on this investigation. >> chp tells me they think car asks drivers involved in the incidents dent came from outside of oakland and it may be difficult to identify drivers insolved driving at the time. also, difficult to determine what charges theyzçu÷ may face.
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all those drivers put at risk created by a side show were upset. >> they're just like taking over the freeway. then, i don't know what they're doing. whatever it is, it's noft safe, it's not okay. >> he the public was apalled. >> i think it's terrible. they should be punished for it. >> the california patrol was furious. >> this can't happen again. >> california law is rather light when it comes to punishing those who participate inside shoes -- shows unless someone is hurt or killed. >> you might as well get all of the evidence. >> obvious charges are misdemeanor charges of reckless droifing and exhibition of speed. i'm sure charge they'd want to be considering is conspiracy, which is a fell ni there have been attempts to put more
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teeth into the law whit comes to side shows. most have failed in 2005 oakland city council balked at a measure pro proposed by jerry-ah,ñ brown calling for a seizure of the cars involve you'd need to speak out. tell these people it's not okay. >> there is a state law allowing for the seize year year of a a vehicle involved in an illegal exhibition of speed. that may welcome into play in this case. >> laura, thank you. developing news. it's day three of a stand off involving a 5-year-old autistic boy held hostage. police say a 65-year-old pulled the little boy off the bus and killed a driver. they're now in a bunker underground. negotiators have been talking with him through a ventilation
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pipe. police believe he has supplies to remain underground for week weeks. a teenager was shot in a middle school. officials say the 14-year-old was shot in the neck. the student is expected to recover. police say the shooter is also a student and in custody. disagreement thorkts say, so this is not random. >> and some developing news happening in mechl next. we're learning 14 people are dead and 80 others are injured in mexico city happening the basement of a building nextif o mexico's state owned oil company. workers have been trying to free several employees. >> a new york mother is suing the city for arresting her 7-year-old son then keeping him in sand handcuffs for hours. here is a photo of the boy
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sitting in the bronx. the lawsuit claims police had him in custody 10 hours after a playground fight over $5 back in early december. reports say when his mother arrived the boy was panicked and cuffed to the wall. >> this is for 44th precinct going by him, yelling at him, he's a thief, saying we're going put you away with big boys. these are the comments police officers made to this 7-year-old. >> and it turns out the boy never took the 5s skpdz 4mdp spokesman says officers followed proper arrest protocol. the lawyer is exaggerating the length of time the boy was held. >> a man is heading to the super bowl. >> 150,000 people enter that had contest. abc 7c#s explains this chance of a lifetime is bittersweet.
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john bought this tv for a party he's going to host but on wednesday, he got an e mail changing all that have. >> i saw this e mail z i said well, call myself phone number. prkting person, congratulations you won. it's simple. >> john won a world win trip for two to the super bowl. he and his":zmñ wife will fly to new orleans sunday morning, watch the big game, and fly home thatj/=$ñ night. their daughters will watch on tv. >> we don't go out by ourselves so i get to sit on a plane without two kids. >> excitement is building. closer they get to sunday. with a trip of a lifetime comes a tale of loss. within 10 minutes of finding out john won the super bowl sweep stakes jen learned her grandfather lost his battle with cancer, he was a 49er
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faithful. >> that is what my grandfather would have wanted he was a huge niner fan. he's like i'm going to look for you on tv. >> john says he knows grandpa will be with them in spiritoç and niners will come away with the quest. >> we'll make it 34-17. >> we have a lot of niners fans showing their pride this, picture dozens of employos in san francisco created this tribute. >> we have seen lots of animal fans to be sure. here is a horse in niners gear. and take a look at rusty. his owner says they're 49er we love to see them and get them on the air.
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>> up next a family reunited with a pet after more than four years. >> that tri and this lost dog nound a different state. efforts to get him back to owners. >> looking west it's like someone poured a splash of golden sunset. i'll let you know if it will be mostlyh =h >> taking a look at bay bridge toll plaza, easy going. nothing like the jam up we saw at mcarthur maze, you'll have no issues getting h
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a trip implanted. thanks to donated points the family and puka are back together, again. >> here in the bay area a dog lost for more than four years is now back home with his palo alto family. our media partner reports that oreo ran after escaping from the family yard. a gate was left o tuesday an officer found the boston terrier wandering in daily city. he had surgery and veterinarians say he will be just fine. >> good lesson. >> yes. >> it is. >> let's update the weather forecast. >> spencer christian is back with that. >> once again, you probably know by now, cloud free sky over the bay area. taking a look at conditions tomorrow, you'll notice around the nation, weather conditions are true to seasonal norm, snow up in great lakes there. cold in upper mid west. highs in fargo single digits,
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mild interior west. and sunny skies, mild in new orleans. and let's talk about new orleans weather. you'll see sunny skies tomorrow. under what is called by new orleans standards cool sunshine. notice more clouds over the weekend, conditions get milder, high temperatures mid to upper 06s da saturday and sunday. mostly cloudy monday. taking a look at state wide conditions in california. sunny, mild, temperatures into 60s into northern two thirds of the state. and here in the bay area, sunny skies and another mild day coming our way. so it's really going to be spring like as we begin not only into january, but begin february tomorrow. spring like weather. but there will be changes next week. >> okay. thank you. >> coming up next more proof
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eating veggies is good for the heart. >> golden state warriors forward shows status extends beyond the court. plus... >> inside nfl experience in new orleans. there is so much fun stuff to do inside here. mostly for kids. but we found some fans who are young at heart. >> i'm michael finney. millions of kitchen appliances sold every year, how safe are they? we partnered up for an investigation on what you need to know. >> now, here is diane sawyer with a look at what is ahead on world news. >> tonight on world news, developing news around the world tonight and here at home, seems there are cars miling up on the highways. we'll show you whaits like. and three days until the
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billing game. we have a nod and a salute to 49ers but we're going out on a limb to pick the
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checking healthy living news, many people choose to be vegetarians because they think it will make them healthier. researchers found vegetarians were 32% less likely to need hospital treat for heart problems. at 44,000 people. also lower blood pressure and lower levels of bad cholesterol. >> the american stroke association unveiled new guidelines for treating strokesuj#ys today calling for doctor areors to take steps to dissolve blood clots within 60 minutes of a patient's arrival at the hospital. last protocols sugtd treatment begin within three hours. the asa believes kit reduce long term damage from what many call brain attacks. >> consumer news an eye
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opening issue. our homes are filled with appliances with and we you assume they're safe to operate. >> this is amazing and eye opening. documents show there are 147,000 apply krens fires every year. many are the result of human error. but a new consumer reports investigation reveals some caused by appliances themselves. >> queen ann condo minute yumz are in a lovely building but this tenant is afraid for his safety. condo board says he's one of 10 who reported kitchen aid microwaves started on their own and in one case, caused electric arc eyeing feel unsa. i heard stories around thed with building of the sparking so intense it would similar to fire works.
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>> this is a photo of the aftermath of a fire in a microwave twhaz not in use. both incidents involved the same microwave. consumer reports looked at thousands of pages of documents and it's investigation of appliance fires including many obtained through its freedom of information act requests. >> 41 reports involved kitchen aid microwave that's turned on by them self autos krorts examined 82 reports involving some ge microwaves. reports listed various models but 30 complaints involve ge space maker line. problem is not limited to two manufacturers.
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the consumer products safety commission told consumer reports it has an open investigation into the safety of kitchen appliances, including micro waves. if you have a problem with your microwave, unplug it and then, get a technician in to look at it. it's a good idea to know which circuit breaker turns off the microwave in case of an emergency. whirlpool says it's not been able to verify a single report of a self starting microwave fire. we'll report back. >> thank you. >> golden state warriors forward david lee is proving he's an all star. the team announced lee will donate $250 to the charity us again cancer. the friend since high school and co-founder of the charity. he saved the day fr local seniors donating $25,000 so
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oakland could continue its thanksgiving food drive of the week. last week lee selected to play at nba all star game. so this is a big deal. >> yes. 49ers fans soaking up every minute of the super bowlvkw experience leading up to the big game. >> today, many basked in the glow wñññ the event just for fans. >> the we're leaving on thursday, hopefully on monday. >> likely mike zimmerman will return to south san francisco without setting foot inside of the super dome but now there is a splash of red. >> fans may outnumber 49ers fans but consider how far work >> this family is here from
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chico. nothing was going to block her from seeing 49ers in the super bowl. her husband can't believe they made it. >> i don't think it's coming >> my mom was a niner fan since i was born. so this is a dream come true. >> kids can run, throw, and kick. grown ups can soak up the glow of rings and trophies, but shop for souvenir autos collin kaepernick. >> calvin lee says people better start practicing because it's a name that is not going away. >> kaepernick is the key. he makesí0e/z offense go. he ops it up. he has mobility. he has what it takes for 49ers to be great for years still to come.
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on. all tweetingonsñ action for yor best super bowl coverage live in new orleans. we're retweeting and they're getting great stuff. >> they are. >> what's happening to get more young children smiling. >> you can see this special aircraft fly over your house. the mission its on to help the environment. >> and coming up at 5:00 a superman stim yu later at stanford, how it's proving to be a game changer. also... >> in new orleans, a paddle wheel
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the jet stream can deliver pollution have asia to california means considers there could have an impact here. >> anything dealing with another part of the world comes to us locally here nrk the bay area. the affect is is that we have
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to know about it. that is as well as other issues. >> as jet took off from moffett field, focus is measuring will he level pollution from santa rosa to salinas. however, researchers say they need to factor in pollution at higher levels. >> things like mountains so we need to take a look at what can be mixed down and influence it further it is hoped a long term study will help with pollution. >> that may help us determine what we'll need to do to regular yoout you'll yait certain pollution. >> today marks only the beginning of the research into bay area air pollution. satellites will be going up as well as david louie, abc 7 news.
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>> february is national children dental health month. tomorrow is give kids a smile day. dent yichts will be participating and giving free services to low income children ages 1-18 from free oral exams to cleanings and fluoride treatments. families must call to make an appointment. space is limited but go to our web site abc 7 and look under see it on tv to find out how you can register, thanks for joining us for abc 7?ó""tuz at 4:00. the news at 5:00 begins right now. >> health department reopens a local deli where workers not the food make people sick. >> live from the roof it's spectacular, will this weather carry over into the weekend? find out coming up. >> and that is an ugly
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comment. hopefully, i can learn and grow. >> chris culliver apologizes for antigay comments. >> good evening, i'm can ashley. >> uproar over antigay remarks threatens to overshadow events leading up to super bowl. >> does the apology go far enough with the gay community? we have live team coverage with larry beil in new orleans z reporters in san francisco castro strict. leanne, let's start with you. >> right. well, let me tell you. right off the bat that this bar here in the castro was featured in a magazine article. it's popular here among gay sports fan who's say they are disappointed but not surprised.
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corner back chris culliv re. r's comments catapulted him into the limelight. >> what about gay guys? >> i don't dot gay guys man, i don't do that. there are no gay people on the team. they've got to get up out of there. >> this morning he tried to back track from the comments. >> sorry i offended anyone z like i said it was ugly comments that is not what i feel in my heart z hopefully, i can learn and grow from this experience and situation. >> this almost script add polling came after a meeting with jim harbaugh. >> there wasn't malice in his heart. he's not that kind of person. he's not an ugly person. he's not a discriminating person. >> 49ers are hoping that the matter will go away but the issue of gays in sports is
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alive in the preview issue of "sports illustrated" showing a picture of gay fans cheering for 49ers at the bar high tops in the castro. and a former running back is addressing it n 1975, he became the first professional athlete to announce he was gay. >> i think it's a sad day for him. it's -- he needs to grow up. he needs to pay atongs what is going on in society and pay attention to human rights. >> conversations is that of disappointment. >> members of one group organizes teams and leagues. it's page had a number of comments. >> these comments prevent high school kids from coming out.
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